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Category Archives: Blog III

Manufacturing Month Highlights Industry’s Contribution to State Economy

by Tim Wiora, WMEP Executive Director/CEO October 10th, 2019   Dear Colleagues, Manufacturing Month is here. Throughout October, the focus is on the innovative and resilient manufacturers that are key drivers of our state’s economy. There are more than 9,000 […]

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What You Should Consider Before Implementing Electronic Work Instructions at Your Plant

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 As technology on the shop floor continues to advance, manufacturers are becoming more aware of new software tools and mobile hardware platforms, such as tablets and hands-free smart glasses, that are making a significant impact on the […]

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4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

July 11, 2019 By: Matt Minner There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased […]

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Rethinking Manufacturing

This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA ® institutes and their collaborators. Recently, I…

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NIST Presents First Real-World Test of New Smokestack Emissions Sensor Designs

June 26, 2019 In collaboration with industry, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have completed the first real-world test of a potentially improved way to measure smokestack emissions in coal-fired power plants. The researchers are presenting […]

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Combatting the Skills Gap By Empowering Underrepresented Communities

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2019 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey found that 71.3% of the U.S. manufacturers surveyed cited the inability to attract and retain skilled…

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Mission Critical Voice Communications: Your Life May Depend on It!

June 18, 2019 By: Tim Thompson Just about everyone knows someone who works in public safety. For me, I have two close family members who are first responders. My brother-in-law is a firefighter in Fort Worth, Texas. His son, my […]

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An Intact Banana Can Be Deceiving

June 13, 2019 By: Harry Hertz “The Baldrige Cheermudgeon” Let WMEP help you take your business performance to the next level from growth/strategy to operational excellence to automation to leadership and human capital. Read on. This blog is about organizational […]

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